Air conditioning maintenance

Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a test run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to try your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a couple minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to look at is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and many people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be handled.

The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air.

As always, inspect and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into big problems down the road.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and fix any leaks in your lines.

We know you trust your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 325-655-2515. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.